Love Her Outfit: Style Council Edition
Before wearing allover plaid, study this photo closely to avoid looking like you’re in Christmas morning PJs. Ashley makes the print work by wearing tailored pieces – cropped skinnies and a slim-fitting tee, both Topshop – and adding hot accessories like a python Alexander McQueen box clutch in yellow, a gold Cartier bracelet and pony-hair Jimmy Choos.
We have the same amount love for our Celeb Style Council member’s animal-print DVF pencil skirt as we do for her shiny blonde hair. And that’s a whole lot. (Anyone else replicating this look for work tomorrow?)
The oldest has a degree in high-low mixing. Proof: Her plaid H&M trousers (paired with a 7 For All Mankind denim jacket and Blaque Label leather tank) cost $24.95. As for that Hermès bag? It’s over 10k.
This is the reason Instagram was sold for a billion dollars: Because it enables us to get shopping inspiration from amazing #OOTD photos like this one. Our Celeb Style Council member mixes edgy (Ann Taylor booties and waxed Citizens of Humanity leggings) with ladylike (a lapeled Juicy Couture coat) for double-tap-worthy results.
Not since 50 Shades has gray gotten us so excited. Jamie keeps the color, which has a bad rap for being blah, interesting by mixing prints: a floral Cameo mini with a striped sweater, metallic-embellished booties and an oversize patent clutch.
Even the most distressed boyfriend jeans seem almost work-appropriate (we said, almost, boss) when they’re styled like this. Kristin (in Joe’s Jeans) adds ankle-strap Chinese Laundry heels, a silky top and a bright Bebe blazer for a look that’s more Monday-to-Friday than lazy Sunday.
How do we love thee, Ashley’s outfit? Let us count the ways. You make a denim button-down (hers is 7 For All Mankind) look fresh by tucking it into a patent mini. You mix navy and black (and it works!). And you match your bag to your lipstick.
There’s still one style editor here who refuses to consider crop tops. But we have a feeling this photo of our Celeb Style Council member will convince the naysayer that midriff-baring is a win. Ashley shows off a narrow slice of tummy, pairing the black Paper London tank with a high-waisted Temperley London skirt.